At the end of the month I will be traveling to Mexico City for a weekend. My spanish is okay and I don't really plan on venturing out of the tourist areas. I want to visit Tenochtitlan and some of the museums in the city itself. However, living in Texas all I hear about is how violent and unsafe Mexico is, including the larger cities. I recognize that some of this is likely overblown. Regardless you do hear horrible stories about tourists turning up in shallow graves in the desert. What can I do to make sure my stay is safe and enjoyable?

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    The only way to answer this question perfectly is to copy & past wikivoyag's page on Mexico... So I am voting to close this question. – Nean Der Thal Mar 3 '15 at 20:21
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    I am voting to close this question because it can be looked up easily in wikivoyage. – Nean Der Thal Mar 3 '15 at 20:23
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    I wasn't familiar with wikivoyage, thanks for the information – Chani_Of_Dune Mar 3 '15 at 20:31
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    What is safe for you? – JoErNanO Mar 3 '15 at 22:58
  • I don't want to be mugged/raped/murdered... – Chani_Of_Dune Mar 4 '15 at 0:16

Having been there myself - and visited historical sites and museums - I can tell you that it is quite safe. I had no issues, but obviously you need to be careful ( alert to your surroundings) and apply commonsense (e.g., don't leave your bag unattended and don't display lots of jewellery). I found people there very helpful. The large police presence in the city centre might be intimidating at first, but, you'll actually feel safe in their presence. The only time I felt uneasy was when there were protests - because there was an election coming up. I really enjoyed my time in Mexico - the museums are absolutely fantastic, and I found the place and its people very endearing. Have a safe and happy trip!

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